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BATHYMODIOLUS is a genus of deep-sea mussels , marine bivalve mollusks in the family Mytilidae
Mytilidae
. Many of them contain intracelluar chemoautotrophic bacterial symbionts.

SPECIES

Modern (non-fossil) species within the genus Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
include:

* Bathymodiolus childressi
Bathymodiolus childressi
Gustafson, Lutz, Turner & Vrijenhoek, 1998 * Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
japonicus Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994 * Bathymodiolus platifrons Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994 * Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
septemdierum Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994 * Bathymodiolus tangaroa Von Cossel & Marshall, 2003 * Bathymodiolus thermophilus
Bathymodiolus thermophilus
Kenk & Wilson, 1985 * Bathymodiolus marisindicus Hashimoto, 2001

There also are several fossil species, which are usually only tentatively assigned to hydrothermal vent and hydrocarbon seep-inhabiting mussel genera due to their conservative shell morphology and ongoing taxonomic revision of this group. They include:

* Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
(sensu lato) heretaunga Saether, Little, Campbell, Marshall, Collins & Alfaro, 2010 * Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
(sensu lato) inouei Amano & Jenkins, 2011 * Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
palmarensis Kiel, Campbell "> Bathymodiolus thermophilus

REFERENCES

* ^ Kenk, V.C. & Wilson, B.R., 1985. A new mussel (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from hydrothermal vents in the Galapagos Rift zone. Malacologia, 26 (1-2), 253-271. * ^ Saether, K.P., Little, C.T.S., Campbell, K.A., Marshall, B.A., Collins, M. border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Wd : Q292447 * EoL : 2972792 * Fossilworks : 89691 * GBIF : 2285664 * NCBI : 12965 * WoRMS : 138214

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